English Language Support

We are very fortunate to have a community of students and staff who come from many countries and who speak a range of languages. We welcome this linguistic diversity and the widely varying experiences that everybody brings to the school.

At the same time we recognise the importance of all students being able to use English very well in order for them to be able to learn and thrive.  Where a student needs to improve his or her knowledge of English in order to make the most of lessons and to play a full part in the school community, we provide a range of targeted support. This can include working in a small group with a specialist teaching assistant and access to computer programs that help develop students’ English literacy skills. We expect teachers to ensure that lessons provide ample opportunities for all students to develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in English.